January 5, 2011 Subject:
that is the passion they need
i am actually quite proud of the reviews thus far... in all reality they hookah has been one of the best original acts to have ever blessed the area and further .however, i am forced to agree with mullinsman on the basis that if the 2011 lineup displays what passion that obviously the fans have in abundance then... we are in for a great year.. and if not, the memories i possess shall have to suffice. i love the fans equally as much as the crew because they are a symbiotic union. keep it up guys
January 5, 2011 Subject:
Night to remember Must have!!!
Even though I could not hang for a epic 3 setter, I was greatly impressed with what I did see. Now listening back I am glad to be witness to a special night that is putting the hookah train back in gear. The new songs Dave's music man is a great tune that leaves with with a Harry Chapin/Mr Tanner story. One about a man that music but will never be a success with it. Hints and allusions to many people. "Just like the sound of a clown, with a frown, falling down on the ground." Great lyrics and a powerful emotional tale. Phil's Walking is a bouncy ride from a Brian Setzer mode. The song walks groves and floats. "We know that you know that he knows that she knows that you're all tumblin' down". Sarge brings restless mind. I am really enjoying the fresh new songs that are coming out fro the hookah camp and it make me want to come back for more. This party was epic thanks Wild Bill.
As for mullins I did two videos and I still miss him but the band sounds so tight and the new songs are great examples of hookah moving forward not backwards to 1996. I find some of the new Sarge songs to be a good fit for the songs mullins did and would write. I was upset about him leaving but its 2011 and ya'll need to support the best band in the land. I am sure some people will cling on to Mullins just like some people are still clinging on to Ed. Get off your ass and go see EH.
Reviewer:My Name is Nothing Extra
December 21, 2010 Subject:
Tin ear and a forked tongue.
The rich and heartfelt mojo that Mullins could conjure was lost in the sad spectacle of his sloppiness and its' effect on the band. I love the guy's stuff, but he really blew it.
New tunes, fresh takes on old classics and an energy that is growing as these guys evolve are exciting to watch. It's fun. Listen to the music ~
December 18, 2010 Subject:
without a doubt hookah maintains their excellence in stage presence, harmony, and improvisational ingenuity. However i find myself missing the lyrical brilliance and master story telling that went on with john's pure and believable sorrow that came when he sang the blues and even ed's ability to enthrall with his description and raw emotion... i will always love my hookah but as a true critic to their endeavors........ things are not the same. Many redundant songs and even some similarities between the new songs and Mullins and ed's old ones. rysko is in no way a worthy substitute to cliff and where as i greatly enjoy seargant's contributions thus far i am dissapointed in Dave's.... Perhaps i just excpect too much.. they are still the best there is at what they do